The Grotto

The Grotto at The Tasting Shed in Kumeu features a waterproof overhead canopy covering the partially enclosed, heated space. It is the perfect dining area for those times when it’s too warm or cool to dine outside, but your heart longs for the outdoors.

The space overlooks our park-like grounds and looks across to the produce garden from which many of our kitchen ingredients are sourced. The Grotto is, in essence, the best of both worlds, with its impeccable indoor-outdoor flow.

On days without booked functions, The Grotto contains individual tables. When the space is hired out exclusively for special occasions, guests can arrange an extended lunch (or dinner) with up to 30 others. When pre-arranged, you may supply your own audio system, so that you can tailor your own playlist.

Much like The Cabana, The Grotto offers you the option of personalising your event venue – if you can visualise it, we will almost certainly be able to cater for it.

We are almost FULLY BOOKED for all lunches and dinners until Christmas, with the exception of a few Wednesday night and Sunday night tables available. So get in quick. 

The Tasting Shed will be closed from Monday the 21st of December and reopening on Wednesday the 6th of January. We wish you a safe and happy festive season! Best Wishes, The Tasting Shed Team.

09 412 6454

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Wed - Thur:    4pm - 10pm
Fri, Sat, Sun:    12pm - 11pm (Kitchen closes at 9pm on Sat. Limited menu between 3-5pm)

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The Living Room
The Grotto
The Living Table
The Cabana


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